Indian Meal Moth Plodia interpunctella: Distribution map

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62.062 BF1479
Indian Meal Moth Plodia interpunctella

(Hübner, [1813])


Wingspan 14-20 mm.

This pyralid moth is a cosmopolitan and common pest species found frequently in food warehouses. Its larvae feed on cereals, grains, dried fruits, nuts and dried insect remains. It spins a silken web amongst the foodstuff.

The adults emerge throughout June to early September. In heated warehouses, this may be in overlapping broods and may continue through the autumn.
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